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Show Note: http://shareaslicepodcast.com/joi
It was in 1969, on the set of the laughably horrible B-movie Big Foot, that Alexis Hunter first met Joi Lansing. Joi was professional as ever and looked stunning — Alexis was wearing a gorilla suit and wearing plastic fangs! Joi was still impressed by Alexis (or maybe she just felt pity). Like a scene from a movie, when their eyes later met in a go-go dance club — Alexis was the go-go dancer! — it was the beginning of a Love Story which is recounted in Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For.
The Twilight Zone, season 1, episode 19: The Purple Testament. Aired February 12, 1960.
Toward the end of World War 2 in the Pacific, a lieutenant (William Reynolds) is tormented by the newfound ability to foresee which of his fellow soldiers are going to be killed. Darrin Stevens from Bewitched--I mean Dick York, his fellow officer, tries to get him to have his head examined, but that will have to wait until after the next battle, if there is an after.
As he's done a few times in this first season, Serling exorcises a few of his personal WW2 demons (he was wounded a bunch of times and his daughter said he had PTSD). "Picture a man, tormented by his past, who uses a popular TV show to work through his issues..." Another solid episode.
Richard Bare, who lived to age 101, had five wives, and directed almost the entire run of Green Acres, is behind the camera. In addition to Darrin Stevens from Bewitched, this episode also features Sam Peckinpah regular Warren Oates and film director Paul Mazursky. And we end with Shakespeare quotes in two straight episodes! Now we're cooking.
On this date, September 21, 1967, 51 years ago, Fred Rogers walked into the television studio at WQED in Pittsburgh to tape the very first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which would premiere nationally on #PBS in February 1968. 🌟
He became known as #MisterRogers , nationally beloved, sweater wearing, “television neighbor,” whose groundbreaking children’s series inspired and educated generations of young viewers with warmth, sensitivity, and honesty. 🌟
Today’s stop-motion, animated video Doodle celebrating Mister Rogers was created in collaboration with Fred Rogers Productions, The Fred Rogers Center, and @bixpix_entertainment BixPix Entertainment. Set to the iconic opening song of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor"), the Doodle aims to be a reminder of the nurturing, caring, and whimsy that made the show feel like a “television visit” between Mister Rogers and his young viewers. #GoogleDoodle#TodayinHistory 🖤